12 February, 2020

Eyes On You

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Minimalist Photograph of a Security Camera placed at Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimalist Photograph of a Security Camera placed at Jantar Mantar, Jaipur


My subject here is the CCTV Camera, I used two leading lines to point to it.

The shadow of a railing coming from the top of the Security/CCTV Camera, adds to the frame.

I haven't shot purely Black and White/Monochrome Minimalist Photos from this place yet. I mean shooting in the Monochrome Mode on the spot (in-camera directly).

I plan to do so very soon. I have a shot in my mind.

I want to capture a beautiful cloud along with some geometry here.

So, wish me luck for that.

Now, lets take a look at the technical details of the Photograph. If you have any questions, send me a message on my Instagram.


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 600D

  • Lens: Canon 50 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/11

  • Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-100

  • Focal Length: 50 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Eyes On You Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day !

04 February, 2020

Arc Vs Curve At Jantar Mantar

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of Arc versus Curve shot at Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, India.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of Arc versus Curve shot at Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, India.


Picking out simple shots from large spaces is challenging, as while you are viewing something busy, it gets very difficult carving out something simple purely from vision. 

I have visited Jantar Mantar Jaipur a few times. The place is full of geometric shapes but it looks very busy to the eyes. Therefore, I haven't got too many shots from there like I have from Jawahar Kala Kendra. 

In the Shot above, I kept the camera setting in the portrait mode or took a vertical shot, to remove the distracting elements from the side. 

I was on the 50mm Lens on my old crop sensor Canon 600D Camera. 

As you would know by now, that I like Juxtapositions a lot and this is another attempt at it, using Simple Geometric shapes aka the "Curve" and the "Arc".

Although it is tough shooting in the afternoon under direct sunlight, but one benefit is that you get your Light and Shadow combination shots mostly right. Especially here, the shot would have been "Too Vanilla" without the shadow within the Arc. 

As far as my position in front of the subject goes, I am not too far and not very close to the subject and the shot is take at around the eye level. 

The shot of course, would have come out different if I had put my 50mm lens on my full frame camera 6D Mark II, instead of the crop sensor 600D, on which I captured this shot. 

To be honest, I shot this in color and later turned into black and white. 

Sometimes, I prefer shooting in the color mode during harsh sunlight, as I get a better on field review on it on the LCD screen, as compared to the black and white photo preview. 

Hope you enjoyed the shot. This is my first post on the blog in 2020. I am having a ball this Year. Hope your year shall be as good as mine. 

Also, please take precautions from the deadly Corona Virus. Stay Safe people.

Now, let's look at the technical details of the Minimalist Photograph below. If you have any questions or you need to get in touch with me for anything, then please visit the Contact Page


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 600D

  • Lens: Canon 50 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/7.1

  • Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-100

  • Focal Length: 50 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the ARC Vs Curve At Jantar Mantar  Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day !

16 December, 2019

The Tidy Untidy Staircase

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Minimal Art Photograph of a Staircase at Akshay Patra, Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimal Art Photograph of a Staircase at Akshay Patra NGO, Jaipur.


I went to Akshay Patra NGO with my relatives one day to visit their Kitchen and understand what they do. They actually provide subsidized meals to many poor people and they feed about 2,00,000 kids everyday across India.

The experience was a thrilling one. On my way, out I saw a huge garden near the exit gate.

From there, while I was waiting for my Cab to arrive, I spotted this beautiful staircase. The fresh Yellow paint got me, though the steps were not that clean and worn out.

This contrast, was the reason I titled the Photograph The Tidy Untidy Staircase.

The Photograph falls under the Minimalism as Simple Geometry category under Minimalist Photography.

This photo might look very simple to Compose but mind you, shooting staircases is not easy. You have plenty to angles to shoot them from and it gets difficult to decide how much to include or what to leave out and still keep it simple.

I took multiple shots, but I chose this one to post here, as this is shot a little Top-Down-ish and slightly from the side.

The shots that I took from the center and straight from the front, turned out to be very flat.

Note: Note how there are Two Stains/Spots in the Staircase on Steps No. 3 and 5 (starting from the left). It is easy to remove these spots during editing, but I have kept them.

There are two ways to look at these Spots.

a) It spoils the frame.
b) It enhances the Art in the frame.

Personally for me, I believe that these spots enhance the frame/ adds interest.


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/8

  • Shutter Speed: 1/640 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-100

  • Focal Length: 64 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the The Tidy Untidy Staircase  Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day !

02 December, 2019

The White Ball

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of a White Ball placed on a Sculpture at Jawahar Kala Kendra.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of a White Ball placed on a Sculpture at Jawahar Kala Kendra.


This area is near Exhibition Gallery II at JKK. The main subject here is the White Ball.

Yes, that was my starting point. You must get your starting point correct, as that is what decides your overall frame and composition.

I had a few options here.

a) To shoot this from the front, or

b) Slightly from the side or

c) Like how I did here, from an extreme side angle.

The reason I took such an extreme side angle, was to place the Square on the top or above the White Ball. I wanted to include some more geometry.

Also, the Part of the Window on the left, gives us nice bit of mystery(invokes imagination) by being Parts of the Whole Minimal, Plus, the Window portion is placed according to Rule of Thirds.

Further technical details or the Exif Data of the Photograph, is mentioned below.

The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 100 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/16

  • Shutter Speed: 1/13 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-1000

  • Focal Length: 100 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the The White Ball  Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day !

24 November, 2019

Three Windows Vs Pipe

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of  Three Windows on a Wall with a Pipe on the side.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai


A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of Three Windows on a Wall with a Pipe on the side.


This shot was taken at MI Road Jaipur, in the lane opposite Indian Coffee House. This is a Lookup Minimal Shot in Black and White. I placed the Three Windows against a Plastic Water Pipe, leaving some empty space in between.

Each of the Three Windows are Square in shape and has 4 Smaller Squares in them. The Pipe on the right is a Straight Line.

Since this frame is overloaded with Basic Geometry, therefore I classified this Minimal Art Photograph under Minimalism as Simple Geometry and not as Less Elements.

The Technical Specifications of the Photograph as below.


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 100 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/16

  • Shutter Speed: 1/1600 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-1000

  • Focal Length: 100 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Three Windows Vs Pipe  Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day !

14 November, 2019

Two Empty Glasses

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Minimalist Photograph of Two Empty Glass found at Statue Circle Jaipur near a Coffee Shop
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimalist Photograph of Two Empty Glass found at Statue Circle Jaipur near a Coffee Shop


These Two Empty Glasses, I spotted near the famous Coffee Shop at Statue Circle.  What immediately caught my eye was the way these glasses were positioned. One to the left and the other pointing to the right, Opposite Directions.

I placed these glasses in the middle of the frame but in the upper row (accordingly to rule of thirds 3X3 grid) and left Negative Space to the side of the glasses and at the bottom of the frame.

If you carefully see, you can spot a White Spoon and a Black Straw in each of the glasses. My guess is that, people had ordered Cold Coffee with added Ice-cream.

They should have thrown these glasses in the dust bin though.

The technical specifications of the photograph is below.


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/5

  • Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-640

  • Focal Length: 93 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Two Empty Glasses  Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day !